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Stanley Peters' main work focuses on logical analysis of meaning in natural languages and computational processing thereof, including mathematical theories of natural and programming language, and he now heads the Computational Semantics Laboratory at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Peters has been a professor of linguistics at Stanford since 1983, and served as chair of the department from 1996 to 2002. Prior to that, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as the director of CSLI from 1987 to 1990. Peters has published extensively, with over a hundred publications in journals and at conferences. He has also served on the boards and committees of a range of journals, including Linguistic Inquiry, Linguistics and Philosophy, and Journal of Logic, Language, and Information. He has received Fellowships from the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

Key works

at Stanford's Center for the Study of Language and Information

With Matthew Frampton, Raquel Fernández, Patrick Ehlen, and Anish Adukuzhiyil. To appear in Proceedings of the 12th SEMDIAL Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (LONDIAL'08), London, UK

With Raquel Fernández, Matthew Frampton, Patrick Ehlen, and Matthew Purver. To appear in the 9th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Columbus, OH, June 2008

With Patrick Ehlen, Matthew Purver, John Niekrasz, and Kari Lee. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Canary Islands, Spain, January 2008

With Matthew Purver, John Dowding, John Niekrasz, Patrick Ehlen, and Sharareh Noorbaloochi. In Proceedings of the 8th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue, Antwerp, Belgium, September 2007

With Patrick Ehlen, Stéphane Laidebeure, John Niekrasz, Matthew Purver, and John Dowding. Demo, in Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (brandial'06), pages 173-174, Potsdam, Germany, September 2006

With Matthew Purver and John Niekrasz. In Proceedings of the CHI 05 Workshop on The Virtuality Continuum Revisited (Multi-party Interaction), Portland OR, USA

With John Niekrasz, Matthew Purver, and John Dowding. In Proceedings of the 2005 AAAI Spring Symposium on Persistent Assistants, Stanford CA, USA

With Alexander Gruenstein, Lawrence Cavedon, John Niekrasz, and Dominic Widdows. In Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial - Catalog '04), Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Peters in the News

Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning at Stanford, February 15, 2006

Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Assisted Learning
  • Linguistics
  • Semantics
  • Dialogue Modeling
  • Situation Theory
  • Theory of Information Content
  • Mathematical Properties of Grammars
  • Parallel Processing and Cooperative Software
  • Semantics and Syntax of Natural Language
  • Computation of Meaning from Corpora
  • Conversational Intelligence

Contact information

Education

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963